SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SMART4SEA

MPA Singapore launches Smart Port Challenge 2017

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MPA Singapore announced the launch of Smart Port Challenge 2017, that will synergise maritime industry players with start-ups and VC communities. The SPC aims to generate solutions, leveraging digital technologies such as IoT, data analytics and artificial intelligence, to tackle some of the most pressing challenges identified in consultation with the co-creators.

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New app for hull performance predictions launched

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AkzoNobel announced the launch of Intertrac Vision Lite, a free version app of its big data hull performance prediction tool. The app helps ship owners and operators in the hull coating selection process, as well as to explore the role of big data in supporting hull performance predictions.

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MOL, MES launch next-generation vessel monitoring system

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MOL announced an agreement with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, to jointly develop next-generation vessel monitoring and support systems for practical applications and commercialization. The agreement aims to boost efforts to prevention of marine incidents, the prevention of equipment failure, and optimized vessel routing.

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Operators should properly handle SMS against cyber risks

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As the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, held last week, has confirmed that cyber risks should be managed under the ISM Code, the North of England P&I Club urges operators to act without delay, to ensure that cyber risks are addressed in their safety management systems, in order to identify vulnerabilities and to achieve safeguard against these risks.

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World’s first remotely operated commercial vessel presented

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Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. The companies have also signed an agreement to continue their cooperation to test remote and autonomous operations for vessels, such as autonomous navigation, situational awareness, remote control centre and communication.

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Ship station license becomes digital in Denmark

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In line with its plans to enhance digitalization in shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority announced that the Ship Station License has now become digital, reducing the number of administrative burdens imposed on the industry. The DMA has recently digitized other ship certificates too.

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Inmarsat broadens network

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Responding to the high demand for the ground-breaking Fleet Xpress service, Inmarsat announced its plans to enhance installation support network by boosting from six to 33 the number of ports where the service installation with a flat fee is now available. Inmarsat’s service which won the 2017 SMART4SEA Excellent Award last January, will now be available at 12 Asia Pacific ports, 11 in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region, and 10 ports in the Americas.

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